Shows the German invasion of Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and France, including the evacuation of the British forces at Dunkirk. From the "Why We Fight" series.
Nazis bomb Holland; attack on Belgium; Nazis invade France. World War II.
Shows the German invasion of Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and France, including the evacuation of the British forces at Dunkirk.
February 8, 2011 Subject:
We should be able to add tags to these: my tags - Quisling, Maginot
March 9, 2004 Subject:
Divide and Conquer (Full version)
Genuinely fascinating, understandably simple overview of the early progress of WW2. We get to see some very interesting rare footage.
One notable point though: Why does a film produced by the US Government label all of Great Britain/the UK, as 'England', which is in fact only one constituent of the nation? I understand it is a common misconception over in America, but it seems strange to see it in a film produced by those with a presumably sound grasp on geography and politics. Another instance of over-simplification for the benefit of the 'Average Joe' in the cinema?
A further point i've also just noticed! Not all of the footage used genuinely comes from the events described. There's a few noticable and obvious incidents, but a good example is in part 1, where an old woman crosses herself whilst ostensibly looking at German bombers. This, interestingly, can also be found in earlier anti-Soviet propaganda, where the woman is seen observing the destruction of a church by the Red army. An intriguing footnote to a very intriguing historical document.
April 21, 2003 Subject:
(Full Film) It's ironic that, in the first part of this movie, the narrator talks about how bad propaganda is, when all this is is a total mouthpiece as to how nasty the Germans are. This is an AMAZING film though, as it is a totally engrossing detailing of how Nazi Germany took over Europe in a heartbeat. Exciting battle footage, terse narration, and amazing graphics all add to this highly enjoyable presentation. Of course, it's all sad, but it's totally enrapturing. A must see!